Launching the SCT user interface - Metasys - LIT-12012067 - Configuration software - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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System Configuration Tool
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Installation Guide
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To launch the SCT UI, do one of the following:

  • On the SCT computer, go to Start > Programs > Johnson Controls > Launcher. If you are using Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012, click the Launcher tile on the Start screen. Follow the steps in Launcher Help (LIT-12011742) to add the SCT computer's profile to the Launcher.

  • On another computer on the same network as the SCT computer, first uninstall any older version of the Launcher software from the client. Then, browse to https://[name or address]/SCT/ where [name or address] is the computer name or IP address of the computer on which the SCT is installed.

    When you browse to the SCT computer from a client for the first time, the Launcher Download screen appears (Figure 1). The Launcher download installs a private version of the Java Runtime Engine (JRE) on the client computer that is used to start the SCT user interface. Click Full Launcher Installer to retrieve the user interface files from the SCT computer, then run the Launcher installation file. For details, refer to the Launcher Installation Instructions (LIT-12011783).

    Figure 1. Launcher download screen

    After you install the Launcher to your local hard disk, double-click its icon on the computer desktop. The Main Screen of the Launcher appears. Add a profile for the SCT computer. For details, refer to Launcher Tool Help (LIT-12011742) .

    Figure 2. Launcher main screen

    After you add the SCT profile, select it from the profile list under the SCT tab and click Launch. The Metasys System Configuration Tool login screen appears.

    Log in with the MetasysSysAgent user and default password. To obtain the default password, contact your local Johnson Controls representative. The Change Password screen appears for the MetasysSysAgent user. Type the old password, then type a new password twice. The new password must follow the rules listed in the Change Password screen. To look up words that cannot be passwords, click View Blocked Words List.

    Click OK. When Successfully changed the password appears in the Change Password dialog box, click OK. The Terms and Conditions dialog box appears. Click Accept. If no archive databases exist on the system, the New Archive Wizard user interface screen appears (Figure 3).

    Figure 3. New archive wizard screen

    To learn how to create a new archive and use all the features of SCT, refer to Metasys SCT Help (LIT-12011964). If you see any error messages while logging into and using SCT, see Troubleshooting.